How It Works
RBL – Real Time Black Lists explained
RBL – Real-Time Black List Service are databases containing list of IP addresses known to be sending spam. There are numerous RBLs that are available on the internet. EmailTalk RBL Service checks the domain name or an IP address against the more well established and reliable RBL servers and reports back with the status if the domain or IP appears in any of the RBL databases.
Why is it important for you to know if your domain is in an RBL
If your domain or IP is listed in an RBL, it is very likely that you may have trouble sending or receiving emails from your company mail server. Most anti-spam servers check against RBLs before accepting an e-mail or even sending an e-mail to another mail server, if your domain or IP appears in an RBL, it is quite possible that your e-mails flow will be interrupted. EmaiTalk RBL service can monitor and report you the status if you Domain or IP is black listed by an RBL.
How did my IP or Domain ended up in an RBL if I am not a spammer
You may be wondering how did your domain or IP ended up in an RBL if you are certainly not a spammer. If your company sends out mass e-mailings such as company newsletters, your mail server is miss configured such as without having a PTR record, or your mail server does not have an MX record, these types of issues can cause your mail server to be classified as a spam source and can be automatically black listed on an RBL server.
EmailTalk RBL Service Check Process
EmailTalk RBL service takes the domain name and IP address an automatically contacts major Real Time Black Lists – RBLs. And reports back instantly with results. EmailTalk service tells you which RBL service your domain or IP is black listed in.
How do I remove myself from an RBL black listing?
If you find your domain or IP to be blacklisted you should contact the RBL website that is shown to have you blacklisted. All RBL websites have a link that allows you to send a request to the RBL to remove your RBL blacklisting. The removal process is straight forward, follow along the instructions on the website. Make sure that you identify and fix the problem that caused your domain IP to get black listed or else you will end up with getting black listed again.